Kyambura Gorge Lodge: The lodge is about 1 km north of Kichwamba trading center, the architecturally innovative lodge consists of the main building converted from the abandoned coffee shed and spacious cottages whose electric African décor influenced by local building styles, your besides table might be a ramshackle stand created from a converted old cable drum, the lodge has seven self-contained with shower and flashing toilets.
On the floor of the great African western Rift Valley, the Kyambura River flowing into the valley over millions of years has carved a deep gorge between the valley walls and the Kazinga channel. A nature walk into the gorge is an encounter of dramatic change from the savanna grassland to luxuriant forest.
The stunning Kyambura Gorge is also called the valley of Apes; this gorge is actually drained by River Kyambura. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda and its rich biodiversity that comprises of primates, birds and wild animals.
The stylish cottages also have a contemporary theme with the accent on the local art facts re imagined in a new context. Each cottage offers a unique view either across the gorge or the savanna.
Safari & Lodge Activities
Some of the chimpanzees in the gorge have been habituated, and the process took 2 years, meaning that these Chimpanzees are used to humans. These primates can carry on their day to day activities in the presence of humans.
Discover a vast array of bird species in wooded savannah, Kyambura gorge in the west, and Kazinga Channel in the north. Gorge are marabou stock, saddle billed stork, shoebill stork, African skimmer, sacred Ibis Red-necked francolin, gulls, terns, African crake, black headed gonolek among others
Guided Nature and Forest walks:
Three different guided walks can be undertaken from the lodge to the spectacular Gorge, the most straightforward trail loops around the forest shore of Lake Kyasanduka for dedicated bird watchers the second rewarding walk is likely to be at Lake Nyamasigiri, which comprises of five interlocking crater lakes and extends over 4km2. The third hike leads to a large cave that host large colony of bats, as a well as a few rock pythons that feed on them.
Access to the Kyambura Gorge:
An isolated strip of riparian forest in the 100m deep Kyambura river gorge, which runs 16km on the park’s eastern boundary with Kyambura wildlife reserve, the confined nature of the forested gorge makes it quiet easy to locate chimps by sound.